Denise Levertov | Critical Essay by Ingrid Rimland

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Denise Levertov.
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Critical Essay by Ingrid Rimland

[In Light Up the Cave, Denise Levertov, a] noted poet with a fertile mind and unabashed emotions, treats her readers to a volume of prose about what it means to be, and to live as, a craftsman of language. The writing is rich, polished and complex—with insights to ponder, feelings to share, assumptions to correct and meaning to distill. A critic might object to certain statements or conclusions—that Solzhenitsyn, for example, has a "martyr complex" or that Sylvia Plath and other suicides could have done better than to confuse and complicate the independent entities of creativity and death—but the strong impression remains that here speaks a poet intensely loyal to her craft, abiding by an artist's inner rules and deserving attention and respect.

Intelligent and nourishing, her writing leaves a lingering glow long after...

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This section contains 320 words
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